The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and the first production vehicle was the Model A. Ford would build several different models during the following years, each of which were given a letter designation. Their new vehicle, introduced in late 1908, was naturally called the Model T, as it followed the Model S from 1907. The Ford Model T would become the most famous vehicle ever produced with over 15 million built and sold from 1908 to 1927.
This 1910 Ford Model T is fitted with period firefighting equipment. Large cities often preferred to use the lightweight and agile Ford Model T’s for their fire truck fleets as they could easily be driven to areas not accessible by the larger fire trucks.